The North Face Jeppeson Jacket is a great option for the resort skier. It offers moderate warmth and a good deal of features that resort skiers will like.
The North Face Jeppeson Insulated Ski Jacket Review
Matt’s Specs: Sizing Info
Waterproofing and Breathability: The North Face Jeppeson has a 2-layer Hyvent waterproof and breathable construction. Hyvent is on the higher end of budget friendly waterproof fabrics, and will hold up okay on moderately wet days. I’ve found Hyvent to be better than many of the other budget friendly entry level fabrics, but it’s still not going to be your go-to on really wet days, or in places that consistently see a lot of wet weather. Hyvent will be perfectly fine for most casual resort skiers.
Warmth: The North Face Jeppeson has 80g of insulation in the torso and 60g in the sleeves. This is a moderate amount of insulation, and is better suited to those skiers in milder locations that won’t see the extreme cold. For those of you that run warm like I do, this jacket could probably be used on all but the coldest days.
Fit: The North Face Jeppeson has active fit that doesn’t feel too tailored. I found the torso to be slightly fitted, but still true to size. I found I preferred the medium for my build, as it allowed a bit more room for layering underneath, and the shoulders, arms, and waist length were spot on. The Jeppeson does have a 4-way stretch shell to help increase mobility without sacrificing fit.
Features: The North Face Jeppeson has a moderate amount of fabric tech, and all the features you’ll need at the resort. It’s not completely bombproof, but does provide solid wet weather protection. My favorite feature is the 4-way stretch that allows for a tighter fit without restricting movement. I also find this material to be more durable as it stretches before tearing. The Jeppeson also has a removable articulating hood, adjustable powder skirt, water resistant zippers, lycra wrist gaiters, and underarm ventilation. The Jeppeson also has two hand warming pockets, two large chest pockets, and internal pockets for goggles and media.
Bottom Line: The North Face Jeppeson is a solid resort jacket for skiers of all ability levels. It has a moderate amount of insulation and waterproofing to keep you warm and dry. The Jeppeson also has all the features you’ll need for a good day at the resort. This could be used as an every-day ski jacket for casual skiers.